Recruiting

Thank you for your interest in applying to the Wharton Dean's Undergraduate Advisory Board!

During the fall semester of each year, we recruit 5-6 new first or second-year students to be members of our board. If you'd like to apply, you can learn more about us and our application process below.

Feel free to access our application here.

Mission

The Wharton Dean’s Undergraduate Advisory Board (WAB) holds the mission of enhancing the Wharton undergraduate experience by collaborating with the administration to generate and implement academic initiatives that have a positive impact on the learning environment. The board closely collaborates with the Dean of Wharton, the Vice Dean, and the Managing Director of the Undergraduate Division, in addition to other student leadership organizations and professors to achieve its mission.

Structure

The board is composed of approximately 20 members on the board each year and requires its members to remain on the board until they graduate. To ensure that every voice is heard and all possible perspectives are seen, the board operates with a flat structure; this means that every member has equal say in discussions and initiative creation regardless of their year in school. With that being said, each year there are 2 Co-Chairs elected who handle the majority of administrative duties.

Every board member will join multiple initiative teams with 3-4 other students to complete a set objective over the course of the semester. Initiative topics change each semester and focus on a number of things ranging from creating business case competitions to advising Wharton administrators and departments on curriculum restructuring.

Commitment

Each week a board member can anticipate one full board meeting for an hour and a half and 2-3 initiative meetings lasting an hour each. Every member of WAB is expected to attend every board-wide and initiative meeting. Moreover, board members are expected to remain active on the board until they graduate.

Recruitment Timeline

Please use the timeline below to learn more about the events and dates that will be important when applying to WAB. Feel free to reach out to wabrecruiting@wharton.upenn.edu with questions, comments, or concerns. All listed times are Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is GMT-4.

Questions

If you have any questions, contact us at wabrecruiting@wharton.upenn.edu

Virtual Club Fair

Wharton Clubbing Night will be held September 4, 2020 via CampusGroups. For more information on WAB, please find our booth on the Virtual Map under Division Sponsored Organizations.

Information Sessions

Please feel free to attend either of these events:
    1. September 7, 2020 at 6pm EST, Zoom
    2. September 10, 2020 at 6pm EST, Zoom

Written Application Due

The 2020 WAB Application can be accessed via the Wharton Club Centralized Application. All responses are due September 20, 2020 at 11:59 PM.

Two Rounds of Interviews

The first round of interviews consists of a collaborative task and then an individual reflection. Our second round is a board-wide interview to get to know each candidate better.